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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:46 am 
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Hey guys, I have an EF Fairmont, and as you know it came standard with the very attractive tape deck. I've comtemplating getting a CD/MP3 head unit and replaces the tape deck, but I can't stand to see it go, lol. Main reason being that if I bought a CD/MP3 head unit the backlighting won't be the same as the tape deck it replaces or match the rest of the dash. What are my alternatives?

Can I buy a stacker and hook it up somehow to the tape deck (it does have some CD options on it)?
Should I seek out a premium sound system?
Anymore ideas?

O, and if I must hook up a new CD/MP3 head unit, what brand and model would look best, and be best for an EF Fairmont, with the grey interior, not capachino?

Thanks guys, signed picky bastard. 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:49 am 
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i think someone told me that you can linke an mp3 cdstacker to the ford head units...

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:52 am 
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Well that sounds promising, any more info?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:53 am 
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i'll try hunt down the person that said it to me for ya ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:54 am 
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found it...
twas Neo_Nick -
i know you can buy a alpine mp3 stacker to hook up to your ford head unit

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:59 am 
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mitch_anderson wrote:
found it...
twas Neo_Nick -
i know you can buy a alpine mp3 stacker to hook up to your ford head unit


O really, guess I'll head off to their site then, danke.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:06 am 
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Argh, is it me, or does Alpine.com.au simply not list product prices? :|

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:22 am 
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Another alternative is to mount a 'new' headunit somewhere else - glovebox. But it'd be a messy job, and would not be as functional.

Thinking outside of the box for a moment. You could get a new HU, then change your dash and clock/tripcomp to have the same backlight colour :)

But if you can get a suitable stacker, that'd be the 2nd best option, 1st best if you abolsutly must retain the 'stock' look.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:30 am 
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Another alternative is to mount a 'new' headunit somewhere else - glovebox. But it'd be a messy job, and would not be as functional.

Thinking outside of the box for a moment. You could get a new HU, then change your dash and clock/tripcomp to have the same backlight colour :)

But if you can get a suitable stacker, that'd be the 2nd best option, 1st best if you abolsutly must retain the 'stock' look.


Lol, yep, gotta keep the stock look I think, love that orange backlighting type the Fairmont has. Thanks.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:00 am 
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You could run a stacker or remote wire a faceplate somewhere else, keep the stock headunit it just disable the sound but enable the lights.
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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:49 am 
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ever thought about getting a stacker that comes with a FM modulator?

they will run thruogh your current head unit on a FM frequency between 87.6-89.9

 

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